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Post-work economy of robots & machines is bad Utopia for left

Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein from Social & Policy Sciences has co-authored an article with PhD Researcher Frederick H. Pitts for The Conversation.

New multiphoton microscope and endoscope could speed up disease diagnosis

Researchers from our Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials (Physics) have helped develop two new optical devices used during surgery that could speed up diagnosis of diseases such as cancer.

Bath highest ranked university in the South West in Guardian University Guide

In the Guardian University Guide 2017 Bath is placed 10th out of 119 UK universities and is the highest ranked university in the South West.

Oscar nominated film The Look of Silence with discussion: Thu

The film will be followed by a discussion led by Professor Anna Bull (PoLIS) and Professor Hans Lauge Hansen (University of Aarhus) looking into the key questions addressed by new research.

GW4 Consortium combines efforts in cancer research

This week CR@B welcomed colleagues from across the South West (GW4 universities) for the first GW4CANCER workshop.

CSCT solar cell research is scientific highlight in ILL report

Research published by CSCT PhD student Oliver Weber in the Weller group of Department of Chemistry, is featured as one of the scientific highlights from 2015 in the annual report of the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), an international neutron source in Grenoble, France.

How democratic is the European Union?

Dr Alan Butt Philip, School of Management, writes for The Conversation.

New way to grow blood vessels could boost regenerative medicine

Growing tissues and organs in the lab for transplantation into patients could become easier after scientists discovered an effective way to produce three-dimensional networks of blood vessels, vital for tissue survival.

The greatest movie ever made: directed by astronomers, starring our Universe

Our scientists are part of an international consortium building a new telescope, dubbed the world's largest digital camera, that will be able to take pictures of the entire visible sky in just three nights.

Building resilience in Jordan through partnership

Part of our project to build resilience in people and systems through partnership in the region

Video: HSS graduate shares experience of studying with us

HSS graduate Gabriella Sherry shares her thoughts about the learning & teaching experience at the University

Ruth Massey responds to O’Neil superbugs report

Dr Ruth Massey, from the Milner Centre for Evolution, responds to the publication of The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance’s report on Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally.

Migration & EU membership - IPR blog by Emma Carmel

Dr Emma Cartmel (Social & Policy Sciences) contributes a blog post to the IPR series of articles which all relate to the BREXIT debate and the EU Referendum.

Two Olympians inducted into Hall of Fame

The Vice-Chancellor has welcomed Dr Stephanie Cook & Kate Allenby into our Hall of Fame for Sport

University of Bath evidence used in High Court decision to allow plain tobacco packaging

Implementation of plain packaging for cigarettes and loose tobacco will go ahead on schedule today (Friday, 20 May 2016) after yesterday’s ruling from the UK High Court, which found in favour of the Department of Health.

Impeachment or 'Soft Coup' in Brazil & Latin America?

Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein, Social & Policy Sciences, blogs about 'The Revenge of the Right and the state of democracy'.

Research Marketing Blog: from news to Netflix

Our research to develop a yeast-based alternative to palm oil has been referenced on a hit, prime-time US TV show.

Could Hollywood technology help your health?

The University's new Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research & Applications (CAMERA), based in our Department of Computer Science in collaboration with our Department for Health, was launched this week.

Plans for new campus accommodation

The University has applied for planning consent to provide accommodation on the west of campus

ICIA - World premiere dance performance by Grace Schwindt: Sat

ICIA and Bath Dance present free dance performances at The Circus & Royal Avenue

Can business learn from Leicester win?

Leadership & luck: Professor Yiannis Gabriel, School of Management, writes for The Conversation

CSCT PhD student shares his experiences at Yonsei University

Dan Davies of the '14 cohort blogs about his learning and teaching experience in Japan.

Further progress in international research quality ranking

We are making great progress in the prestigious Leiden Ranking for research quality

Panic spreads as rural police react to threat of terrorism

Bill Durodie shares his views in an article which appeared in The Times Red Box.

University launches new scheme to support digital start-ups

The University is launching a new scheme to support the next generation of digital entrepreneurs.

Chinese ambassador to the UK visits University of Bath

His Excellency Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese Ambassador to the UK, visited the University of Bath campus at Claverton Down on Tuesday May 17.

Ten things CSCT students learnt at Bath Taps into Science

CSCT students tried out their public engagement skills at the annual Bath Taps into Science fair.

ICIA - Watch dancers in the heart of Bath: Sat 21 May

If you are in town on Saturday, look out for a cast of women passing fleetingly through The Circus and an all-male cast under the boughs of a fir tree in Royal Avenue.

Vice-Chancellor’s Awards celebrate public engagement with research

We celebrated how our researchers are using public engagement to generate interest in their work at last week's 'Engage' event at The Edge.

VC opens new STEM secondary school in Keynsham

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell unveiled a plaque to mark the launch of IKB Academy and in her address outlined a series of facts to show the "real-world relevance" of STEM subjects.

Manuch Soleimani edits latest edition of Royal Society journal

Dr Manuch Soleimani (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) has edited the latest edition of Royal Society journal on industrial process tomography.

Professor Nick Pearce's latest IPR blog

Expert comment from the Director of IPR: Notes on age & the 'Super Thursday' election results

Infection-detecting catheter developed: BBC online

Dr Toby Jenkins’ (Department of Chemistry) research to develop an early warning system for catheter infections has been covered by BBC Online.

BBC Radio Bristol: Interview about Images of Research

Helen Featherstone (Public Engagement Unit) and Caroline Hickman (Social and Policy Sciences) talk about our annual competition.

Podcast of Simone Fullagar's inaugural lecture

Professor Simone Fullagar delivered her inaugural lecture on 27 April 2016: "Obliged to be well? Healthy minds and active bodies in context of inequality".

ICIA performance next week: All the ghosts walk with us

A performance exploring different ideas of home and belonging, migrations and identity, journeys and homecomings.

How to design trustworthy robot butlers

Rob Wortham, PhD candidate in Computer Science, writes for The Conversation about Artificial Intelligence

ICIA - Liquid Gold is the Air: triptych video installation

ICIA & Bath Dance present Liquid Gold Is The Air, Video installation at St. Michael’s Church, Bath: Fri 6 – Thu 19 May.

Images of Research 2016: the winners

The winners of our annual public engagement competition were announced yesterday

Has eastern European migration to UK been underestimated?

Dr Emma Carmel (Social & Policy Sciences) has written a review for an article on The Conversation about eastern European migration statistics.

Timo Kivimäki cited in Noam Chomsky article in The Guardian

Part two of Noam Chomsky’s essay: “Masters of Mankind” excerpted from his new book, Who Rules the World? mentions research by Professor Timo Kivimäki from PoLIS.

Images of Research winners highlight breadth and diversity of research

Winners of this year's Images of Research competition have been announced but the exhibition stays open until 24 May.

CSCT quiz: What's in your mobile phone?

Millions of tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) are discarded around the world every year; try the quiz - How well do you know your mobile phone?

Brexit or Bremain - SoM and IPR EU debate: Thu 2 Jun

Chaired by the Dean of the School of Management, Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, we are delighted to have an impressive line-up of prestigious panel members.

Professor Mike Hill wins Royal Society of Chemistry award

Professor Mike Hill has won the 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry Main Group Chemistry Award.

Watch CSCT PhD student give RSC public lecture

CSCT student Jemma Rowlandson lectures at the Royal Society of Chemistry: "Saving the world with Leerdammer cheese: Nanoporous materials to the rescue"

China chance for Trendell sports scholar Alex Lane

Sports Performance student Alex Lane is celebrating his first senior international call-up after being named in the Badminton England squad for next month’s Thomas Cup in China.

Irish folk singer Cara Dillon performs at The Edge: Thu 12 May

CSCT team wins 'Engineering YES' Bristol Heat

Engineering YES is a competitive three-day course directed at researchers to help bridge the gap between academic research and a viable business, a journey often christened “the valley of death”.

Lecture by David Stasavage

IPR podcast now available - Taxing the rich: A history of fiscal fairness in the United States & Europe

Podcast: The making of a Medicinal Chemist

In this lecture, Professor Mike Threadgill explores the influences and inspirations that have led him to a career in academic medicinal chemistry and reviewed the research of his team over the years.

Unique competition to showcase pioneering University research

This year's Images of Research will go on display from this Thursday 12 May at The Edge.

Celebrating our student volunteers

The Students' Union recently spent an evening celebrating the work of our student volunteers and fundraisers, who have had another fantastic year raising over £65,000 for local, national and international charities.

Researchers track superbug infections across Europe

Researchers at the University of Bath are part of an international team of scientists to develop a new web-based system for tracking MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and other antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ infections across Europe using genetic sequencing.

New funds to sow seeds for high-impact future REF case studies

Researchers from across the University have been successful in applying for new internal seed funding to support future REF impact case studies.

What guitarfish & aircraft wings have in common

Recent research by a team led by Jonathan Cox and Zhijin Wang have discovered that vortex-like structures in the noses of guitarfish help them to swim and smell more efficiently.

Biochemistry PhD - from Queensland to California

Biochemistry PhD student Daniel Baxter has presented his research on peptides at the Lorne Protein Conference in Australia and the Peptides Gordon Research Conference in California.

Improving mental health in Khayelitsha

We’re working with Stellenbosch University to improve responses to child trauma in a nearby township

Countless Yellow Chairs: Laila Diallo performance

Thu 12 May: With this collaboration the artists continue a conversation they began with Hold Everything Dear in 2012, exploring movement and music in live performance to create a work of compelling poetic effect.

Colin Grant blogs from South Africa

First blog post from Cape Town by Professor Colin Grant our PVC (Internationalisation)

Two more departments receive bronze Athena SWAN awards

We are pleased to announce that the Departments of Health and Biology & Biochemistry are our latest two departments to have successfully achieved bronze Athena SWAN awards.  This also means we have achieved the target we set in 2013.

Summer classes: Ballet or Contemporary Dance

Why not try a dance class this Spring and get fit?

Royal welcome for alumni at St James' Palace

Over 300 alumni & their guests joined the Chancellor & Vice-Chancellor at our Alumni Reception

Little ANTs: researchers build the world’s tiniest engine

Researchers have developed the world’s tiniest engine – just a few billionths of a metre in size – which uses light to power itself.

Evolutionary biologist from Mexico holds workshop

Dr Diego Cortez from the Centro de Ciencias Genomicas (CCG) at UNAM (Cuernavaca, Mexico) visited Bath to explore different aspects of the life history implications of sex roles, the evolution of sex chromosomes and diversity of sex determination mechanisms at a workshop in April.

Promoting collaboration through integration

An article in International Innovation about our Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics.

Research to develop better drugs for cancer & Alzheimer's

New work by an interdisciplinary Bath-Leicester-Oxford team provides fundamental insights into specific protein complexes in the bodywhich may provide the basis for the development of drugs that are more specific and efficient in treating diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Visiting students seek homestay hosts

Are you interested in hosting one of the international students who come to study at Bath?

Going Global delegation to strengthen University ties in South Africa

We're in South Africa this week to participate in the British Council’s Going Global forum for education world leaders.

Students encourage engineers to take up busking

A group of PhD students at the University of Bath is looking to recruit enthusiastic engineers to a new busking group to help change public perceptions of engineering.

Professor Mike Tipping joins Bath IMI

Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation welcomes world-renowned Data Science expert

University hosts first GW4 biosensor workshop

The GW4 Biosensor Network Workshop brought together academics, postdoctoral researchers and research students from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Exeter to disseminate their research, establish links and network.

Using oxygen to sterilise medical implants could save time and money

International researchers led by the University of Bath have demonstrated a cheap, effective and environmentally-friendly way to sterilise medical implants.

Recovering heat from sewage

Professor Jan Hofman writes for Water & Waste Water Treatment.

Watch weight lifting world record broken at STV

Strength & conditioning coach Luke Vella set a new world weightlifting record in front of a big crowd at the Sports Training Village on Wednesday.

VC presents prizes at Blues Awards

The annual Blues Awards celebrate sporting achievements of our students and graduates

Paul Kennedy on Brexit: The view from Spain

Dr Paul Kennedy, Lecturer in Spanish & European Studies in PoLIS writes a blog post for the IPR series of articles related to the BREXIT debate and the EU Referendum.

Science Showoff is back: Thu 5 May

Dr John Troyer from CDAS is amongst the line-up at our next evening of science cabaret at The Edge

I'm a Scientist, get me out of here: Climate change zone

CSCT student Helena Quilter blogs about her experiences: "It’s a bit like X Factor for scientists, where school pupils are the judges."

Rajani Naidoo warns of Higher Education's competition fetish

Professor Rajani Naidoo recently delivered the 2016 Worldviews Annual Lecture on Media and Higher Education, which has since been published on the University World News external website and The Conversation.

Prestigious research award for Richard Guy

Professor Richard Guy has become the 14th scientist since 1986 to receive the Maurice-Marie Janot Award.

Call for papers for US foreign policy conference

The 10th Annual Conference of BISA United States Foreign Policy Working Group is jointly organised by the US Foreign Policy Working Group of BISA and the University of Bath.

Appointment of new IPR Global Chair marks significant international milestone

Leading US academic Professor Janine Wedel, announced as the new IPR Global Chair for the University of Bath’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR).

Study shows dinosaurs had an exodus from Europe

Europe saw an exodus of dinosaurs from the continent in the Early Cretaceous period, scientists using ‘network theory’ to track their movements around the world have shown.

Labour, social democracy & the 2020s

In Juncture, a journal by the Institute for Public Policy Research, Gavin Kelly and Nick Pearce (IPR) argue that in order to remain relevant, those on the political left must not only apprehend the forces that are shaping the political landscape of the next decade but also determine the ‘new tune’ that will resonate with tomorrow’s voters.

Parkrun should remain free for participants

Simone Fullagar, Professor of Sport & Physical Cultural Studies, writes for The Conversation.

Reinforcing theory & technical knowledge in Durham

Oli Weber, third year CSCT student, attended the biennial powder diffraction school held at the University of Durham, along with scientists and engineers from all over the world.

Registration now open for CSCT Summer Showcase: 11 & 12 Jul

Organised by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Chemical Technologies, the Summer Showcase is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans in the field of Sustainability.

Early detection system for catheter infections

A research team led by Dr Toby Jenkins (Chemistry) has developed an early warning system for urinary catheter infections, a problem which can cause severe risk to patients’ health and costs the NHS an estimated £120 million per year.

University to establish London facility for research and executive teaching

Our new London facility at 83 Pall Mall will enable closer links with policy-makers, partners and research collaborators.

Bath ranked best in South West by Complete Uni Guide

In the latest Complete University Guide published today, Bath has been ranked 12th out of 127 UK universities, the highest placed university in the South West.

Sean Cumming on biobanding & ballet: BBC Scotland [01.17.34]

An interview with Dr Sean Cumming from our Department for Health about his biobanding research. Listen from 01.17.34.

Norman Foster film & talk with top architect, Peter Clegg: 27 Apr

The Edge is showing the film, 'How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?' with a post-show talk by Peter Clegg and Toby Lewis, teaching fellow, from the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering.

Why do fewer girls compete in maths olympiads than boys?

Geoff Smith (Maths) explores why females don't compete in international math olympiads at the same rate as their male classmates.